Words for Writers

To sum it all up, if you want to write, if you want to create,
you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and
sent rambling.

You must write every single day of your life.

You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let
them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one
moment, brilliant the next.

You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to
sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your
crazy heads.

I wish for you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that
will last a lifetime.

I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you.

May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories–
science fiction or otherwise.

Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next
20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.

~RAY BRADBURY

Food For Thought…

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” — Thomas Jefferson 1802

(Funny how some things just don’t change, isn’t it? Something to think about. WC)